Category Archives: Transport

driving abroad, holidays, car insurance, car transporters, DriveWrite Automotive

Driving Abroad In Style

Driving abroad is a point of considerable stress for many people. Even experienced motorists can sometimes find the idea of driving in a foreign country a little worrisome. On a certain level, this is perfectly understandable. Continue reading

YourParkingSpace, parking, driving, bad drivers, automotive

Parking: What Really Drives British Motorists Mad

Not indicating, using a mobile phone and excessive parking charges… A survey into the habits of drivers has uncovered what Brits really hate about driving in the UK. Research by a parking website revealed that using a mobile phone when driving, other road users not indicating and high parking charges annoy motorists the most. Continue reading

Isuzu D-Max Blade, pickup truck, commercial vehicle, family car, ute, flatbed, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars, blog

Isuzu D-Max Blade – Why, It’s Sharper Than Ever!

Pick-ups, like the Isuzu D-Max Blade, are very versatile vehicles but we must not forget that they are working trucks designed to withstand a hard life shifting stuff and generally getting bashed about. In recent times however the pick-up has begun to assume some pretensions – getting above its station, as it were. Like a scheming working-class suitor at the door of royalty, this humble truck has donned a sharp suit and is trying to attract the attention of the princess. Continue reading

Yourparkingspace, parking, driving, bad drivers

The Twelve Road Safety Rules Of Christmas

Unbelievably, despite all the publicity, road accident statistics show no sign of improving. It seems unbelievable that people still drink and drive and/or use phones (my personal pet hate) and technology whilst on the move. Further, I am witnessing – and I am sure you are too if you care at all about road safety – a fair number of incidences of driving that can only be described as sloppy or careless at best. Continue reading

Councils, box junction, parking, road safety, DriveWrite, automotive, motoring, car, blog, council tax

MUSTN’T GRUMBLE: 1. The Councils

‘Mustn’t Grumble’ is a new and occasional feature that will appear when I, rather than explode, will find it necessary to have a very British rant: No.1. The Councils

1852: “As to Corporations, Parishes, Vestry Boards and similar gatherings of jolter-headed clods who assemble to exchange such speeches that, by Heaven! they ought to be worked in quicksilver mines for the short remainder of their miserable existence… how thick skulls may become”: Mr Boythorn, Bleak House by Charles Dickens.

2016: So, not much has changed then… Continue reading

diesel, Green cars, Britain, diesel, hybrid, EV, DriveWrite, automotive, car, motoring, blog

The Greening Of Britain

Apparently, at the C40 Conference of Mayors climate change knees-up held in Mexico City (And did you even know that there was a ‘conference of mayors’?), four of the world’s greatest cities – Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City itself – have decided to ban diesel powered cars within the next decade. Expect this attitude to diesel to spread rapidly. No doubt Sadiq Khan will lay plans for London just as soon as he gets back from ‘fact-finding’ in sun-kissed Central America. Continue reading

Honda, Hydrogen fuel cell, alternative fuels, electric cars, EV, DriveWrite, Automotive, motoring, car

Honda, Hydrogen & The Call For Clarity

The first examples of Clarity Fuel Cell, Honda’s most advanced zero emissions vehicle, have arrived in Europe this week. The first six vehicles will be based with customers in London and Copenhagen as part of the Hydrogen for Innovative Vehicles (HyFIVE) demonstration project, partly funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU). Continue reading

Tax, road tax, British roads, EU, DriveWrite Automotive

European Motorists Deserve A Better Tax Deal

It will come as no surprise to any British motorist that UK drivers top the tax to road expenditure ratio. UK drivers pay almost four times as much in motoring taxes as is spent on roads according to Edmund King, the AA president, speaking in Brussels yesterday. This is the highest ratio in Europe (with the exception of Malta). Continue reading

fuel, fuel pirces, petrol prices, DriveWrite Automotive, cars, motoring, blog

Fuel Prices On The Up. Who’d Have Thought It?

September 2017 sees the introduction of new EU exhaust emission regulations in the wake of the VW scandal and the like. Obviously we all now know that the laboratory based emission figures for cars bear no relation to the real world. Manufacturers have been downsizing engines like mad to comply with this load of spurious baloney and have now, in some cases, got to begin up-sizing their motors to meet the challenges of legitimate and accurate emission control. Continue reading